China players leave the field after beating Qatar, but the bad start to their World Cup campaign gave them too much to do. (Xinhua/Meng Tao)
James Porteous
Opinion

Opinion

James Porteous

Why China’s latest World Cup failure might actually be a high point for a team requiring massive rebuild

With an ageing team, a lack of young talent coming through and few creative players, the next qualifying campaign for the World Cup could be even tougher

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China players leave the field after beating Qatar, but the bad start to their World Cup campaign gave them too much to do. (Xinhua/Meng Tao)
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